Race Info

Race Day Info

Here is everything you need to know to prepare to run your best in the Lake Placid Marathon & Half Marathon!

Athlete Check-in and Registration

What are the vaccination requirements?

The Village of Lake Placid, the Town of North Elba and ROOST set forth new requirements for hosting events this summer, including the requirement to provide proof of vaccination in designated athlete-only areas in order to participate in the event.

The designated protocols as they relate to proof of vaccination in designated event venues to meet the requirements outlined by the Village of Lake Placid, Town of North Elba and ROOST are as follows:

  • All athletes will have to show proof of being fully vaccinated before proceeding to athlete check-in area.
  • Athletes will be required to show their designated valid Vaccination Record Card or a Digital Copy (photo of both sides of your card will be sufficient) with photo ID. Event Staff will be at the entrance to check-in, and will be visually checking cards for validation.
    • Please note according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), people are considered fully vaccinated for COVID-19 ≥ 2 weeks after they have received the second dose in a 2-dose series (Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna or 2 weeks after they have received a single-dose vaccine (Johnson & Johnson [J&J]/Janssen)
  • International athletes must show a valid country of origin Vaccination Record Card or Digital Copy of the card with a photo ID. By default, international individuals will be considered fully vaccinated for COVID-19 2 weeks after they have received the second dose in a 2-dose series, or 2 weeks after they have received a single-dose vaccine.
  • Once an athlete is validated as being fully vaccinated by the Event Staff, that athlete will proceed to athlete check-in to receive a designated wristband along with their bib. The wristband will identify that an athlete has being fully vaccinated and allow them to show their wristband to access the various designed Event Venues during event weekend. Face coverings will not be required for these individuals who have been validated as fully vaccinated.
  • Any athlete that does not show proof of being fully vaccinated must show a valid exemption. If a valid exemption is not able to be presented, the athlete will be deemed unvaccinated/non-exempt and will not be able to enter event venues or participate in the race.
  • Qualifying exemptions from showing proof of being fully vaccinated include:
  • Any individual that is 15 years of age or younger.
    • Medical Exemptions – Individuals that have a Medical Exemption from being fully vaccinated and MUST bring a copy of written documentation from their personal physician stating they are medically exempt from receiving the vaccine. Medical exemptions may include but are not limited to:
      • Allergic reaction to available vaccines
      • Recovery from COVID-19
      • Underlying medical conditions preventing individual from receiving vaccine
      • Additional medical exemptions as outlined by personal physician
  • Individuals that have a medical exemption that is approved by the Event Team during the entrance process will be:
    • Presented with an additional designated colored wristband and must wear the wristband for the duration of the event.
    • Required to wear a mask outdoors where you cannot socially distance (start lineup, finish area). We will provide masks at the finish line. If indoors (at registration) we ask you wear a mask. Masks are not necessary on the course. At post-race areas like finish line food area, please wear a mask unless you are eating/drinking.
  • Please know that if any Athlete loses their wristband during the event week, they will need to repeat the validation process before receiving a replacement wristband. They will NOT be able to enter event venues until they have received a replacement wristband.

Should local and state guidelines change by the time we are racing we will inform you of the changes.

If at any time you don’t feel comfortable racing or will not be able to provide proof of vaccination or medical exemption, you can choose to defer your race entry to the 2022 Lake Placid Marathon & Half or transfer your bib by emailing info@lakeplacidmarathon.com.

When and where is packet pickup?

Saturday, September 11 2021, from 1 p.m. – 6 p.m. We are currently working to determine the location for packet pickup on race day, and will update this page as soon as it’s confirmed. All athletes must present Photo I.D. in order to pick up his/her Race Bib, Timing Device, and Athlete Bag. Drivers License, Student I.D. or any other type of picture identification is accepted.

What if I missed online registration?

If available, you can still register on Saturday, September 11 during packet pick-up.

Where can I park? Are any roads closed?

You’re allowed to park in any legal spot. There will also be parking available near the finish line at the train station on Station Street.

Race Day -Start time is Sunday, September 12 8 a.m. 


Same spots as Saturday. You’re allowed to park in any legal spot. There will also be parking available near the finish line at the train station on Station Street.

Athlete Care/First Aid

Please read the letter from our Medical Director for smart racing and a healthy event experience. If You Don’t Feel Well- please stop at an aid station or tell any staff member on course. Safety is our #1 concern for you!

Course Offerings

We will have all of our fully stocked aid stations as usual.  Please use these stations and enjoy them.  Water will be available at the first stop on Mirror Lake Dr. and then the rest will have gels, energy bars, fruit, water, ice, chips, pretzels, etc. Please try to hold your trash and just deposit it at the aid stations to keep our beautiful town clean!

Course Maps

Will be available at athlete check in, but can also be found here.  Please review so you know where you are going.  Half marathoners will turn around ONCE on River Rd,  Full marathoners will turn at a different spot further out on River Rd 2 times.  We will have signs and crew to help you.

Where can I track my athlete or find my results?

Tracking and results can be found here.


Smile and thank our awesome volunteers out there and at the start/finish.  They love it when they can help you achieve your goals!

Finish Line and After Race

After the race, pick up your medal, stop at the finisher food tent for pizza, bagels, fruit, subs, etc. Make sure you grab – some cold water.  Congrats!


Stop at the stage for your awards.  Top 5 overall in each race and top 3 in each age group.


After the race, we encourage you to mingle with other participants and explore our beautiful town! Stop in at Dancing Bears for a bite to eat or if you’re thirsty, head over to the Lake Placid Pub & Brewery for your very own LP 26.2 Ale.

Thanks for coming, we hope you enjoy the race! For all other questions, please check out our FAQ page or Contact Us

Frequently Asked Questions